The College of Education and Allied Professions now has an active Youtube channel. Videos on various topics relevant to the college are posted here, including examples of assignments in individual programs, TaskStream “how to” videos, general technology training, and promotional videos. Visit the channel and look through the playlists of videos that may interest you: http://www.youtube.com/user/CEAPatWCU. Contact Dr. Lee Nickles if you have or would like to create videos to add to our channel.
Several people from our college will make presentations at the 29th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum in Raleigh NC held later this week. The forum is a place for those in public and private universities in North Carolina to gather and discuss teacher education. Those presenting include James Taruasi and David McCord of Psychology; Dale Carpenter, Nancy Luke, and Carrie Rogers of the School of Teaching and Learning; Kurt Frederick and Janice Holt of TRACS; Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen of Human Services; and Renee Corbin, Director of Assessment.
There will be a presentation for students today about the GRE exam. The presentation will include changes to the GRE and a Q&A session with four students who have taken it. The meeting will be held in Killian 104 at 4:00 pm today. Student considering applying for graduate school are encouraged to attend.
The Student North Carolina Association of Educators are holding an orientation meeting Thursday, Sept. 29th from 4:30 – 5:30 in Killian 104. SNCAE provides many benefits for pre-service teachers as a professional organization. Members receive for a nominal price (~$32 per year) the opportunity to attend NCAE/NEA workshops, conferences, receive professional publications, discounts on insurance and entertainments. More importantly, all members receive $1,000,000 of liability insurance to protect them when working with children. A portion of this money is refunded when they join as a classroom teacher. If you would like more information, please go to: http://www.nea.org/home/1676.htm
Teachers of Tomorrow: Reaching to Teach is a conference held for middle school, high school, and community college students who are interested in exploring teaching as a career. Regional high school and community college students attend the conference each fall on the campus of WCU; regional middle school students attend the on-campus conference each spring. The fall conference will be held on Wednesday, September 28. Visit the conference website for more information or to register.
The Mathematics Visiting Speaker’s Program has faculty in Mathematics visit K-12 classrooms to speak on various topics and engage these students in mathematics. The program has collaborated with numerous K-12 teachers in the western region of NC; last year, the program sent 4 WCU faculty to 12 K-12 classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Speakers on various topics are available for the current academic year. To learn more and possibly schedule a speaker, visit the program’s webpage.